India loses Rs 60 k cr worth of food grains

Speaking on “Food Security - a dilemma” hosted by the Bangalore International Centre here he said India is ranked 94, below China and Pakistan, on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) out of the 119 countries listed. The GHI measures progress and failures in the global fight against hunger. This anomaly is a clear indicator of the difference in production and utilisation.

Dr Nath said the wastage of grain and vegetables in transportation and storage must be eliminated if India hopes to curb malnutrition, said speakers at a talk. They informed the gathering the various measures nations adopt to reduce food waste and the success of India in applying the same.

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